Trump ally Thomas Barrack arrested on federal charge

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Thomas Barrack, chairman and chief executive officer of Colony Capital Inc., gestures while speaking during the closing reception at the Milken Institute Japan Symposium in Tokyo, Japan, on Monday, March 25, 2019. The conference brings together business leaders and government officials to discuss geopolitical, economic and social issues facing Japan. Photographer: Kiyoshi Ota/Bloomberg via Getty Images
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Thomas Barrack, who served as chairman of the 2017 inaugural fund for then-President Donald Trump, has been arrested on federal charges, several law enforcement officials told NBC News on Tuesday.

The charges against Barrack, which apparently are not connected to the inauguration-related fund, are expected to be unsealed soon.

Barrack is a longtime friend of Trump’s.

A spokeswoman for Trump did not immediately respond to CNBC’s request for comment on the arrest.

A spokesman for Barrack could not immediately be reached for comment.

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